September 10th, 2012
First graders at Southeast Elementary will be learning about a very important aspect of American history this week.
"Celebrate Freedom Week!", as part of the social studies curriculum, will coincide with Patriot Day, the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The week will teach students on what it means to be an American, the freedoms we have as Americans as well as those who protect our freedom.
September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.
Pictured with Lenora Peterson from the Region 14 Educational Service Center are J.P. Cowen Paraprofessionals who have earned their Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Cisco College.
Pictured left to right are Peterson, Norma Rendon, Joanna Martinez, Delfina Balderas, Anita Castro, Norma Torres and Diana Critz. Child development professionals provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.
SISD is proud to celebrate this special accomplishment.
Funeral services for At All Kite of Sweetwater will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at The Church of the Good Shepard in Brownwood, Texas, with Father Bradley officiating.Â Interment will follow in Indian Creek Cemetery.
At All Kite went home to the Lord at the age of 52 after a lengthy illness with loved ones at his side.
He was a conductor for the Santa Fe Railway (now BNSF Railway) for 33 years working from Brownwood, Sweetwater and Temple Texas.Â He considered most of the people he worked with his â€śextended family.â€ť
Monday's forecast will bring in the warm weather, following the past weekend of cooler temperatures. Expect sunny skies and high near 92 today, with winds from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low around 64. Winds will remain from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity high school football teams picked up road wins at Andrews on Thursday.
The junior varsity defeated Andrews 28-7, while the Sweetwater freshman team rallied from a 14-0 first-half deficit to win 26-14.
Both teams will host Breckenridge on Thursday in their home openers.
Sweetwater JV 28,
Andrews JV 7
MONDAY, SEPT. 10
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade host Snyder, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade at Snyder at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams host San Angelo Lake View, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshmen and JV at Lamesa, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Lamesa, 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th grade at Breckenridge at 4 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater 8th grade at Breckenridge at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshmen host Breckenridge, 5 p.m.
You knew the Mustangs would find a way to win here Friday when Sweetwater and Andrews renewed their old rivalry.
Unfortunately for a large homecoming crowd, it was the visiting Mustangs who came out on top â€” but just barely â€” in a 20-16 thriller.
Andrews (2-0) opened up a double-digit (20-10) lead with 4:40 left when quarterback Shane Dolgener hit Austin Luna with a 25-yard touchdown pass.
But Sweetwater needed just 73 seconds of playing time to cut it to 20-16 when quarterback Sean Morrow led a furious drive which he capped with a 2-yard run.
Tough competition on the gridiron Friday made it a rather long night for all three of Nolan Countyâ€™s area football teams.
Blackwell, which was coming off its first Six-Man win on the field in nearly two years with a season-opening victory over Westbrook the previous week under new head coach Clint Lowry, was defeated 56-30 by Jayton.
Highland and Roscoe, who like Blackwell are going through the rebuilding process with several young players, were shut out on Friday. Highland lost to Sterling City by a score of 50-0, while Roscoe lost 40-0 at Irion County.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for Emergency Farm Loans resulting from damages and losses caused by drought occurring from January 1, 2012 and continuing.